Sorry I haven’t posted lately, but I just got a new job which starts next week! I’m beyond excited! I’m really going to miss my current job, but It’s time for a change! Also more money! And we all know More Money = More Fabric! I’ll keep everyone posted! Wish me luck!
I just love getting good reviews! These designs look so cute stitched out! Just wanted to share!
MY friends and I decided to make some Bargello quilts, and I bought one of those 40 Karat Packs from Wilmington Prints, and I decided to add a splash of color with those two red strips. I’m really excited to see how this turns out. I promise to keep everyone updated! Wish me luck!
PS. I’ll be selling the kit for this project shortly! I just have to finish it first!
I think I did pretty okay at the Lake County Fair. It was the first show I had ever done, and I’m so happy I did it! I won two best in show ribbons. One for my Machine Quilted Quilt, “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone”, and another for my rug made from scraps of fabric and cording. I got a handful of other ribbons for some of my other work, including: River in Flames, and Alice in The Garden of Eden. I’m beyond words at this point. I finally got a chance to swing by there and take some photos, and it was so worth it! It really made all the hard work I put into quilting seem worth it! I know I shouldn’t need ribbons to make myself feel like I’m doing a good job, but it does make me warm and fuzzy! I had some very stiff competition; I’m already getting ready for next year. Next year my goal is 30 pieces! We’ll see! Wish me luck!
Everyone knows how my favorite quilt was rejected by a quilt show, and I made the mistake of of taking it personally. However, now that my quilt has some legitimate credentials, I decided to start entering it in quilt shows. I know I need to grow a thicker skin, and not take things personally, but it’s still an effort. Wish me luck! I just filled out my first call to entry form tonight! I’m excited!
People have asked, and I have answered. I just added the 6″ by 6″ Pokemon Go Design set to my Etsy shop! I’ve gotten a few requests for the design set in the sizes I put on bath towels, and I went ahead and made the available for you! And don’t forget to send me pictures of what you are doing with the designs!
FYI – they fit in a 150mm by 150mm hoop, and come in multiple design formats for everyone’s machine!
I mean, I’ve always known she’s amazing, but I wanted to help get the word out! Last week, a friend and I went to the School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA open studio night. I was astounded by not just my cousin, but the fine company she keeps as contemporaries; I was astounded by her work especially! I just adored the juxtaposition of images against different surfaces, as well as her play on light and dark. As a quilter, I’m always in some way, shape, or form working with light and dark aspects, as that is what really brings a quilt to life. Valerie’s studio was truly amazing! I’m very happy I went, – and for those of you who know me personally, know how much I hate leaving the house- and I’m even happier we’re related. Here’s to you Valerie Xanos – my favorite artist!
Follow the jump for the artist’s statement, and a gallery of pictures from the studio. Continue reading